Metal News for November 24, 2011
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32 news articles posted on this day.
French pagan metal band Sjuk is offering a free download of it's debut EP "The Beginning" by going to the band's Facebook page. The band describes it's sound as traditional folk with thrash/death metal influences. Here is a track from the EP put on YouTube. More...
Ukrainian black metallers Semargl have posted a new trailer online for its forthcoming live concert DVD. The new set, which is titled "Halloween Horror Night 2011," was filmed on October 31st in the band's hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine. The concert focuses primarily on the band's "Satanic Pop Metal" concept album. You can view the trailer, which features the track "Join In Fire," by using the player located below.
Romanian black metal band Akral Necrosis has released a new official video for the track "Pandemic Dominion." That song is the title cut from the band's recent album, which was released in October. Akral Necrosis is also streaming another song on it's Reverbnation page. More...
Swedish thrash/melodic death metal veterans Carnal Forge have announced that they have decided to place themselves on an indefinite hiatus as a result of members focusing on other projects. A message from bass player Lars Lindén reads as follows:
"Since all the members have chosen to drop off Carnal Forge due to different reasons to work on new projects, CF will take a pause and the band will be put on ice for an unspecified time.
"I don't know if there will ever be another CF album or if we'll play live again. I sure do hope so and will work for it, but only the future will tell.
"Thanks for all of the support through good times and bad times since 1997. See you out there some day somewhere somehow or see you all in hell!
"All the best from all of us!!! Peace!"
Chilean doom metal band Endimion has released it's debut album "Cancion Desde la Voz Primera" through the Russian doom label Endless Winter Records. The eight song album marks the debut for Endimion and is an effort that took four years in the making. A video for the song "Come With Me" was uploaded to YouTube. More...
Metal veterans Korn will be releasing their tenth album, "The Path of Totality," on December 6th. The new record contains songs produced by dubstep artists such as Rotten, who contribute to the new video for the song "Sanctuary," featured below. More...
Dutch progressive metallers Textures have announced their European touring plans for the upcoming year. At the end of February the band will hit the road for an 11 date tour with U.K. shredders Sylosis. This run will be followed by a short tour in France and Spain, starting at the end of March.
Textures will be touring in support of the band's latest album "Dualism," which was released on September 23rd 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's currently announced dates are as follows:
24-11-2011 Joiners Southampton United Kingdom
25-11-2011 Garage London United Kingdom
26-11-2011 Rescue Rooms Nottingham United Kingdom
27-11-2011 Academy 3 Manchester United Kingdom
28-11-2011 Cathouse Glasgow United Kingdom
29-11-2011 02 Academy 2 Newcastle United Kingdom
01-12-2011 02 Academy 2 Birmingham United Kingdom
02-12-2011 The Haunt Brighton United Kingdom More...
Philadelphia, PA's Us, From Outside has posted a new song online titled "Cheating's Her Disease," which can be heard in the player below. The song is a preview for the band's upcoming album "Revived." The new album is due out December 20th, 2011. For further details on Us, From Outside head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
Common Dead has posted a music video clip online for the song "Critical Mass," which can be found below. The band also commented:
"This song comes off the upcoming 3rd release from Common Dead, titled 'Diatribe,' and is the 4th music video for Common Dead. The name 'Critical Mass' is a play on nuclear terminology, in this case referring to a mass of people being critics. The song is retaliation for any one person who feels overtly criticized at a moment in their life."
Death metal act Bukowski Family has started a song per day preview via the band's official website to let fans check out what the boys and Uncle have been cooking up.
Today's preview track is titled "Initiation" and can be heard by heading over to this location. The band commented:
"You WILL crap yourself once you press play. This is a sign of what is coming. Prepare for the Tenderizer because this day will mark the Initiation of madness."
You can also check out a previously posted teaser trailer from Bukowski Family by navigating your browser here.
Australian blackened metal act Memoria has released the band's third full-length album, entitled “Death Calls The Islands." The entire album is available for streaming or free download by heading over to the Misantrof AntiRecords website here.
The band describes “Death Calls The Islands” as “a guitar-driven album that is simultaneously beautiful and ugly." The track listing is as follows:
1. The Dogs Smell Blood
2. Claw at the Pine
3. From Rats we Hide
5. Doctor Creve
6. The Rats Resist
7. 25th Island
8. Death Calls the Islands
9. The Blood Wave
French act Zonure has posted a new song online for streaming. You can check out the newly uploaded track "Epileptic V2" via the player below. The previously uploaded song "No Fate" is also available for streaming after the jump. Additional information on Zonure can be found through the band's Facebook profile here.
Italian black metal act Opera IX will release the new album "Strix Maledictae in Aeternum" on January 24th, 2011. You can check out the album's artwork below, and find a new music video for the track "Mandragora" after the jump. The album was recorded at Occultum Studio in the fall of 2010 and beginning of 2011.
Greek metallers Need have released a new video for the song "Inbetween," which is taken from their second album "Siamese God." The album was re-released from German SAOL Music in September. The "Inbetween" video was directed by Need's guitarist Ravaya an d features Greek actresses Maria Skoula and Alkistis Poulopoulou. Check out the clip below.
"Inbetween" is the second video off "Siamese God" after the video for the song "War/ning," which can be viewed here.
Need is currently in Devasound with Fotis Benardo (SEPTICFLESH) working on a third album. More details will be announced as they are made available.
The Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy has posted the track "Nailed" online via YouTube. The track comes off the group's brand new album "As The World Bleeds" that was just released on November 21st in North America through Nightmare Records. The album will be released on November 25th in Europe through Ulterium Records. Check out "Nailed" in the player below.
The "As The World Bleeds" track listing is as follows:
01. I AM
02. The Master Storyteller
04. Hide in the Fairytale
05. The Gift of Music
06. 30 Pieces of Silver
08. Altar to the Unknown God
09. Light of the World
10. As the World Bleeds
Ontario's Vodnik has posted a new track online titled "One in the Chamber," which is dedicated to the Call of Duty video game. For further details on Vodnik, and to check out more of the band's music, head over to the Vodnick Facebook profile here.
Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Germany's Davidian:
"We're pround to announce the signing of DAVIDIAN! Those of you who attended the Summer Breeze Open Air in Germany this year may already know DAVIDIAN. They were one of the New Blood Award finalists who have opened the festival at the party tent.
"The band from the Stuttgart area has played a lot of shows in the past years, some of them with bands such as Heaven Shall Burn, Whitechapel, Milking The Goatmachine or Hatebreed.
"They have already released 2 albums: 'Abuse Of Power' (2003, self-produced) and 'Hear Their Cries' (2008, Limited Access Records), which was produced by Andy Classen.
"In 2010 their new shouter Tobias Brasch joined DAVIDIAN and in May they have entered the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, to produce their upcoming third album with Tue Madsen.
"Welcome to the Massacre Records family, guys!"
You can also check out Davidian's music by navigating over to the band's official Facebook profile here.
Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Sweden's Valkyrja performing the song "Welcoming Worms" at the band's November 19th, 2011 show. You can check out the footage below. "Welcoming Worms" is off the band's "Contamination" album (reviewed here).
Lower Than Atlantis has posted a video clip online discussing the band's upcoming live shows and announcing that a new song will be performed at any show that sells out. You can check out the clip below, or find the band's tour itinerary at this location.
Seymour Duncan's Voices of Metal has posted an interview online with Dmitry Sukhinin of Defect Designer, in which Dmitry discusses being a metal band in Russia and more. An excerpt from the interview follows.
Voices of Metal: What difficulties did you encounter being a rock musician in Russia?
Dmitry: Only passionate people may be musicians. It is the same is in Russia, but the music business is more complicated here. If you play metal and especially death metal, you must prepare for war! However, it is all worth it - nothing can compare with the feeling of when you hear your music live, and the audience appreciates it – this sensation is the perpetual motion engine!
Russia is the biggest land on our planet, that's why if you're tour, the distance of your travel may become enormous. In Russia, there are tons of problems from the very beginning. Music gear is very expensive here – especially from foreign manufacturers. The stocking level of local dealers is very low and the choice of instruments and amps is not very large. I think that this is the main reason for the small amount of bands in our country.
Read the full article at Voices of Metal.
Megadeth's David Ellefson has checked in with the following update about the band's Latin American tour stop in Bogota:
"An amazing, and long awaited show in Bogota, Colombia last night! Thank you to all the fans and our Colombian fan club for waiting so long. Loved the dollar and peace sign hand bills you all made at 2:30 in the video from 'Peace Sells....' just like the video! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends and families in the USA today!"
Megadeth is currently touring in support of the newly released album "Th1rt3en" (reviewed here).
Portugal's Heavenwood has posted a fifty-three second pre-production sample online of a new song the band is currently working on. You can check out the sample of "Pain is Her Last Resource" in the player below.
Heavenwood also recently announced the band will be releasing a Beatles cover song, with full details available here. Check back soon for more information on Heavenwood's upcoming activity and the follow-up to the "Abyss Masterpiece" album released earlier this year.
Denmark based act Hatesphere has issued the following update about the band's upcoming live shows:
"We have added a Holland date in December - December 9th: De Pit, Terneuzen, Holland. We hope to see you all out there!! The tour is now complete and looks as follows."
DEC 02: VÄSTERÅS (S) SIGURDSGATAN 25
DEC 03: LINKÖBING (S) BACKSTAGE, KONCERT & KONGRESS
DEC 09: TERNEUZEN (NL) DE PIT
DEC 10: TORHOUT (B) CLUB DE B
DEC 11: LEEDS (UK) THE WELL
DEC 12: LONDON (UK) UNDERWORLD
DEC 13: FRANKFURT (D) NACHTLEBEN
DEC 14: COLOGNE (D) UNDERGROUND 2
DEC 15: SIEGEN (D) VORTEX
DEC 16: PARIS (F) GLAZART
DEC 17: ESSEN (D) TUROCK
Arkansas death metallers Vore are set to release the long-awaited follow up to 2005's "Maleficus." The new album will be titled "Gravehammer," and the band has released a video preview of the song "Doomwhore" on YouTube. The tracklisting for "Gravehammer" is as follows: More...
A tree was planted in the name of late Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele on Monday, November 21st. Steele was an employee/heavy equipment operator for the New York Department of Parks before his career took off with Carnivore. Steele became manager of Brooklyn Heights Promenade Park, and the fans have commemorated it with this tree at Prospect Park.
Said former Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly, "[The oak tree planting is] something that's been a long time in the making. A lot of fans took it upon themselves to do something special for Peter. It is something that is in the true spirit of what Peter was about and who he was. This Peter truly would've appreciated." More...
After previously syncing songs with the movies "King Kong" and "Slither," instrumental metal act Blotted Science has now posted a new video clip online for the track "Ingesting Blattaria," this time synced up with the movie "Creepshow." The track is taken off the recently released "The Animation Of Entomology" EP.
Winnipeg, Manitoba based act Psychotic Gardening has posted a music video online for the song "Black Fever," which can be found below. "Black Fever" is taken from the "Humanitorium" album and was produced, directed, and edited by Andrew Wiens. Special FX and animation were handled by Andrew Wiens and Chuck Labossiere.
Pune, India based metal act Chaoskampf has posted a new single online for streaming. You can listen to the "Rise and Reconstruct" track in the player available below. Further details on Chaoskampf and more music available for streaming can be found via the band's Facebook profile here.
Los Angeles death metal act Tazumal has posted footage online of the band rehearsing new material, which can be viewed below. The band commented:
"Big things coming for us in 2012. Here's just a taste of the new material you can look forward to. It's going to be faster, darker, and sonically superior."
U.S. based black metal act Warfrozen is currently streaming three songs online from the band's split release with Vials of Wrath. You can check out the tracks "Ashes of Burning Human Souls," "Christ Perversion," and "Sin Obsession" by heading over to the Warfrozen Reverbnation page here.
Milwaukee's Cause For Revelation has posted a new tour update video blog online from Switzerland during the "Loyalty Until Death" tour 2011. You can check out the tour video blog below, or find more details on Cause For Revelation via the band's Facebook profile.
Norwegian black metallers Koldbrann have issued the following update about working on a new album:
"Leakage from the Goat Lodge: It's been some time since you last heard from us, but rest assured; we have been working in our cellars. Slow and persistant. There you have us.
"A new album is taking form, and a total of 13 tracks have been chiseled into audible form. There is yet work to be done, but we are closing in. Sordid details will follow.
You can also check out Koldbrann's music by navigating over to the band's official MySpace music profile.